Are you guys getting bored with that little line? Because to tell you honestly, I make it sound different every time I write it – in my head lol!
I’ll tell you what…say it out loud a couple times and change the emphasis you put on each word every time. Now try saying it with different accents. I’m serious, try this!
Isn’t it crazy how I can have you talking back to your computer screen lol? Let me guess, you went the “Hellooo” didn’t ya? And how many of you tried the British, French, Strine (Aussie) or Southern accents? I thought so ;).
Okay, enough of the madness.
It’s Sunday, it’s a beautiful day in and it’s time for nittyGriddy’s SuperPosts!
But first, I have a few very important and super cool things to share – obviously!
Three Rockin’ Punks and a Little Lady
There’s a rumor floating around the blogosphere…
It seems that I’ve been making quite the name for myself as that “fabulous, stunning, intelligent, charming, sarcastic, witty and adorably funny girl who leaves uber long comments”. Okay, so maybe I added a few embellishments here and there, but still. I’d like to clarify things right now…It’s TRUE! I proudly am and do all of the above hehe!
Gini, please refrain from laughing out loud, I can hear you. I installed a WP plugin that allows me to tap in on all smiles and snorts around the windy city area. LOL.
Danny, was that a snarky cough I just heard? I know it must be frickin’ freezing where you are. You should really get that taken care of Mister ;).
Tory, sorry I mean Troy – I can see the smirk on your face. Are you planning to wipe it or are you just picturing yourself wearing Danny’s shabby toupee and singing “She’s a Lady” while dancing around a Bonsai? ROTFL.
For all of you reading this who agree about my charismatic commenting skills, please hold out your thumb and smile (that goes for you 3 awesome punks as well as you @antwizzel). For those of you who look clueless but are laughing all the same cause you think I’m on crack (sigh), you’ll understand everything soon!
Alright, now that that’s off my chest, I can get back to the business of Social Media – IN A BIT!
A Little BIG Thank You!
I had the great honor this week of being featured 3 different times in 3 different places!
I know…can you believe it? I’m just lovin’ all the Griddy luv :D!
- Can You Say Kikolani?
So here I am eyeballing my Twit stream to see what goodies I can read next, when I notice a flock of @Kikolani Retweets from folks I follow. And like any other Kristi fan, I rush to her blog (because you know that whatever she writes is always worth reading) only to see that I was included in Kristi Hines’s list of 125 Fearless Female Bloggers. Needless to say that the news pretty much made my week. I’ve been showing off my whities (teeth not undies) and gloating since Monday :D.
So, this is my special and very loud shout out to the awesome Kikolani for her notable mention of me…Thank You Kristi!
Now I think everyone and their mother knows who Kristi is, but just in case you don’t live in the blogosphere, I strongly recommend that you go see what that brilliant Internet Marketing Specialist and her highly ranked blog is all about.
I also want to congratulate a few of my fabulous gal pals who made the list. Thu, Kiesha, Michele, Ana, Gail, Tia, Ching Ya, Patricia, Ann, Gabriella and Ileane as well as all the other 113 fearless writers. Nicely done ladies!
- An Ode to Gini
There’s this fabulously funny, friendly and smart blogger lady that I absolutely love reading, tweeting and commenting with. And it should come as no surprise when I tell you that it’s Gini Dietrich. Yes, the same Gini I was referring to earlier.
So here I am casually tweeting away 3 nights ago when @GiniDietrich pops up and asks me whether my ears are burning. Talk about getting my attention! Personally, I think she was stalking me, but then again she tends to do that – ask Danny or Troy lol! But alas…that brilliant writer has a way with words and so I replied in less than 5 seconds asking her, “why, where you talking about me?” She goes on to capture my attention even more by replying “something better” and then proceeds to tease me further by telling me that I’d find out tomorrow when I wake up.
“Are you kidding me, Gini? How on earth do you expect me to sleep now?!“
And boy did I find out! Gini spoiled the hell out of me by writing an entire post about ME, my Blog and I! I think I even blushed a bit but shhhh don’t tell her that ;)! Somehow, through her very funny, persuasive and complimenting words, she managed to convince a bunch of amazing folks to follow my blog and tweets and I simply can’t thank her enough! She even made ME want to follow ME lol!
At this point, I really don’t think I need to tell you to frantically stalk Gini and her kick-ass blog, Spin Sucks – The Fight Against Destructive Spin. I should have had you at my first few words! But just in case, let me make an official announcement:
- Boys, Troys, Browns and Bonsai’s!
If you’ve been living in the Catacombs of Rome, then you’ve never heard of “Social Media Bad Boy Danny Brown”! Well, him and his wickedly witty, goatee-sportin’, Marketing and Business Development Pro of a partner, Troy Claus, co-founded this ‘uberly’ cool and creative Interactive Marketing company called Bonsai.
Now I could talk about these two lads for a few pages – as I’m sure you know – but I’ve decided to spare you more rambling since you’re probably quite familiar with both already. But if you really want to know what I think of them, then by all means check out my 1 year blogoversary post!
In the spirit that is Christmas, the Bonsai Boys have created this awesome little holiday video to thank all their friends and clients. I must say – they’ve set the bar quite high with this one. It’s a refreshing example of appreciation that many companies can and should learn from! It shows off and brings back the human side of doing business in a very humorous and creative fashion.
Oh, and did I mention that WE’re all in it ;)?
Danny’s flaunting his new set of hair; Troy’s being coy; Gini’s stalkin’ Bonsai’s; and I’m doin’ some blogin’ talkin’!
You think I’m kidding? See for yourself!
It’s always the most incredible feeling to know that your work is being recognized and appreciated and I have all of you wonderful friends, readers and engagers to thank for that. I’m truly blessed!
This is that touching moment where you all say, “Awwwwww” ;)!
Okay, I’ve tooted the horn to death and I’ve kept you waiting long enough. So…
“Without further ado and blah blah,” here are this Sunday’s SuperPosts on Social Media, Blogging Tips, SEO, Internet Marketing, Traffic Building, Online Money Making Tools and more.
Screw it, I’ll say it!
My SuperPost Sunday’s kick so much ass that they make NFL football look like child’s play! That’s how good the articles I feature here every week are, and this week is no different! So find a comfy spot on the couch and snuggle up with your favorite blankie or Teddy, cause these are worth the read! Oh, and you may want to grab yourself a nice cup of cocoa while you’re at it, cause you’ll be here a while.
HAPPY READING nittyGriddy’ers ;)!
- The 10 Practical Lessons I Learnt From My Social Media Strategy – by Gabriele Maidecchi, blog.esimplestudios.com
Social media isn’t just a necessary business thing nowadays. There’s much talk about the benefits it can give to your company and to you as a person in general, but lately I have been thinking about some specific…
- Finally, a media environment in which generosity is rewarded. – by Nick Usborne, webcontentcafe.com
It is odd, to say the least, to find a media environment in which being the good guy works to your advantage. Prior to the rise in social media, every medium has rewarded those who push their own agendas, 100% of the time…
- The Best Social Media Campaigns of the Year – by Amy Vernon, imediaconnection.com
Every year brings a few advertising and marketing campaigns that stand out as being far more creative, original, and memorable than the rest of the pack. The explosion of social media, however, seems to have rejuvenated…
- What Does Real Social Media Success Look Like? – by Lee Odden, toprankblog.com
As I’ve been able to travel and meet marketers all over the U.S. and in other countries, I am always interested in learning how companies are viewing the value of their social media efforts. Marketing investments should be predicated…
- When Will We Shift From Web 2.0 To Web 3.0? – by Elise Moreau, elisesreview.com
Okay, so I have a weird habit about thinking too much in terms of what the future has in store for us. Thoughts of Web 3.0 plague my mind on an occasional basis. (Yes, I’m weird like that.) Web 3.0… What does it mean? When will it happen…
- 68 Blogging Tips from Confucius (FREE eBook Plus a Bonus!) – by Tristan Higbee, bloggingbookshelf.com
Do you want a free 20-page PDF ebook containing 68 great blogging tips from the true master himself, Confucius? Would you like to know how to easily write an ebook in a day? Then you’ve come to the right place…
- How Personal Should a Personal Blog Be? – by Danny Brown, bestbloggingtipsonline.com
I got an email today that asked an interesting question. It was from a new blogger – we’ll call her Jane – and the question was: “How personal should my personal blog be?” The email went on to explain that the blogger was a recovering alcoholic…
- Developing a niche blog, the journey – by Daniel Snyder, infocrnivore.com
Every blogger is looking to develop and establish their niche. But it’s just not that simple is it? Before I delve into some thoughts on niche development I want to briefly share my (short) journey…
- Comments – How Important They Are To Your Success – by Adam Mello, moremoo.com
I like to comment, it is probably because it makes me feel like a part of the story. The story, which started with the article itself and now naturally flows thought the comment section. I like to read other people’s comments…
- 10 Reasons I Won’t Leave a Comment on Your Blog – by Judy Dunn, catseyewriter.com
Several of my social media buddies—smart, passionate people—were debating the value of blog comments on the Web this week. But whether we believe that getting comments is key to a blog’s success or not, most of us like to get them. I love to get comments…
- 7 Reasons Why Readers Dont Trust You! – by Jeffrey Baril, sourceblogger.com
We’d like to think that if we are offering a “How To/Tutorial” on a particular subject that that advice will be taken seriously. Did you know that it often isn’t? Dare you ask why? The majority of blogs in the blogosphere…
- The 5 elements of a perfect blog post – by Mark Schaefer, businessesgrow.com
“How do I create the perfect blog post?” That question by a young student stopped me in my tracks. After all, is there such a thing? I had to dig deep on this question and turned to the qualities of my favorite bloggers to find…
- Attitude is Everything – by Danny Brown, dannybrown.me
Two of my favourite actors are Joe Pesci and Danny DeVito. Both different actors, yet also so very similar. Pesci is more your serious actor that’s famous for his gangster roles (Goodfellas, Casino, Once Upon a Time in America) although…
- “Less Followers” Is The New “More Followers” – by Francisco Rosales, socialmouths.com
Yes, I said “Less Followers”. It’s not a typo. I’m not crazy and it’s not a clever headline for a post that will turn into the opposite in the third paragraph. Let me first do a formal introduction, this is the second installment of the “Striking Six” Blog Series…
- The Guerrilla’s Guide To Attracting Your “Right” Audience – by Mars Dorian, marsdorian.com
Hello everyone ! This is going to be exciting. With this post I’m going to launch the Striking Six blog series, where 6 kick-ass online mavericks share their knowledge about crafting an inspirational and powerful online presence. All of them are awesome and popular…
- Internet Marketing… Ur Doin’ It Wrong – by Elise Moreau, elisesreview.com
Happy Monday! Or not. So, today I’m feeling kind of under the weather and not so excited to work on a big frackin’ market research plan that I’ve been putting off since September… which is probably why I decided to write such a pessimistic blog post instead…
- The Logic of Emotional Motivators – by Rick LaPoint, internetmarketing.ricklapoint.com
I was sitting alone, thinking the other day—which is scary in and of itself for a variety of reasons. Who even does that anymore? I don’t think I know anyone who is able to function without some high-tech thingies stuck…
Online Money Making Tools
- 4 Ways To Make Money From Your Blog Content: A Case Study – by Jeff Bullas, jeffbullas.com
As a business owner and entrepreneur you have learned the lessons and developed expertise that has made you successful. That expertise has value for your peers. Sharing your knowledge and passion can position you…
- 7 Tips for earning More with Your Blog – by Kiesha Easley, weblogbetter.com
Not too long ago, a guy contacted me asking me how he could make money with his blog. He needed some answers. He asked, “Is it really true that you can make money blogging and if so, how much can a person expect to make and how long…
- The Power of Backlinking as an Off-Page SEO Technique – by Alex Papa, reviewzntips.blogspot.com
Google’s search engine has dominated the market for many years, but with the introduction of Bing and plans being instituted by Facebook to compete with Google their domination has come under serious threat…
- SEO in a Nutshell: The Shortest Tutorial Ever – by Ana Hoffman, technshare.com
Not time for fluff; let’s get straight to business. 1. Keyword research. Make sure you start with this step! Determine what your targeted traffic might be searching for. Be sure your content addresses their needs. Pick one main keyword or keyword phrase to…
- How to Manually Spin Articles for Better Quality SEO – by David Leonhardt, famousbloggers.net
You may have heard a lot recently about spinning articles as an SEO tactic. Well, spinning articles is a relatively new concept, and with a rush to make money selling you spinning tools and spinning services…
- #FollowFriday: Ingrid Abboud – by Gini Dietrich, spinsucks.com
To say Ingrid Abboud is a riot would be putting it mildly. She’s a mess of insanity wrapped up in a ball of fun. I mean, F-U-N! And we all know how much I like fun people. So that is why today’s #FollowFriday is Ingrid Abboud…
- Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers – by Kristi Hines, kikolani.com
When it comes to lists of leaders in the tech industry, there is usually always one person who notes the lack of women appearing in them. And it’s no surprise they notice. I took a look at 14 lists that have come out over the last year for the top bloggers, social media marketers…
- 100 Marketers You MUST Follow on Twitter – by Mark Thompson, stayonsearch.com
If you haven’t already seen my previous post about 100 SEO blogs you should subscribe to, make sure you check it out. In this collection, I wanted to highlight a number of marketers who really stand out from the crowd and…
- When PR Has Its Head Up Its Ass – by Danny Brown, dannybrown.me
I read a post over at Mom Blog Magazine that left me shaking my head the further I read, and reinforced why so many bloggers don’t like PR agencies. Entitled Why PR People Get Paid And You Don’t, it was a post by an anonymous PR…
- First Impression: Eight Ways to Avoid a Bad One – by Gini Dietrich, spinsucks.com
I’ve been curious about a phenomenon we’re seeing when we interview candidates these days. Their first impressions suck. Not everyone (we did, after all, just hire Megan Beausang), but I’d venture to say 90 percent of them. Why do they suck…
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